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Opposition demands parliament recall over EU deal

The Finns Party, the largest opposition group in Parliament, has demanded a recall of MPs from summer recess for an urgent debate on the EU coronavirus budget deal. The Finns Party parliamentary group leader Ville Tavio accused the prime minister...

WATCH: Did Sanna Marin “snap” at the Spanish prime minister?

The Financial Times reports that Sanna Marin (SDP) "snapped" at the Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez during heated budget negotiations in Brussels this week. But is it true? We asked the PM to set the record straight in this video. Read the full...

Finns Party MP files complaint against prime minister with Chancellor of Justice

A Finns Party MP has filed an official complaint about the prime minister with the Chancellor of Justice - Finland's equivalent of the Attorney General. Oulu politician Sebastian Tynkkynen, who recently had his third conviction for race-related crimes upheld by a...

Sanna Marin interview: Tough negotiations bring green recovery rewards for Finland

By the time Sanna Marin (SDP) walked out to face a small pack of domestic journalists at her official Kesäranta residence on Wednesday afternoon, she seemed to be in a determined mood. The prime minister should, after all, be on her...

Former Prime Minister Juha Sipilä to leave Parliament

Former Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has confirmed that he will leave Parliament after his current term in office. In comments to Rantalakeus magazine Sipilä says he didn't intend to run at the next election. "It's the turn of others, three interesting...

PM praises extra millions for Finland as EU leaders strike budget deal

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says Finland will get €500 million more funding from the EU after leaders struck a deal in Brussels on a coronavirus recovery package and multi-year budget; but linking funding with good governance, one of...

Police suspect attempted homicide in attack on Finns Party official

Police in Central Finland are investigating an attack on a Finns Party official as a case of attempted homicide. The incident took place on Friday in Jämsänkoski when two men went to the home of Pekka Kataja - who works...

WATCH: Sanna Marin talks to reporters in Brussels

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PM: “Quite difficult negotiations” as EU budget summit begins

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) joins other EU leaders in Brussels today for a weekend of tough talks to agree multi-year budget and a specific coronavirus recovery package. Marin and other Finnish minister have repeatedly said there needs to be more...

Finns flock to their televisions for summer politics discussions

Finns have been tuning in by the hundreds of thousands to watch some high profile politics on television this week. This year's SuomiAreena event, organised annually in Pori by MTV News, has been canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. However...

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Jan Vapaavuori: ‘We’re working to fix covid testing problems’

The Mayor of Helsinki says his administration is working with Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS to fix some major problems with coronavirus testing...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...